WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND? (9 -11 FEB 2018)

Published on 8 February 2018

By MELANIE LEE

A STUDY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN ARTWORKS

8 -14 Mar 2018, closed on Monday and public holidays
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries (NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street)

This display of rarely seen works from various private collections presents a diverse overview of Southeast Asia art. There will be paintings, drawings, lacquer works and other media – both historical and modern – to articulate the different artistic languages that are imbibed and rearticulated by various key from this region. Southeast Asian art is still largely underexplored and underrated – discover the possibilities with this exhibition today!

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ACOUSTRINGS

Sat, 10 Feb 2018, 6-8pm
JTC LaunchPad @ one-north Singapore

Experience an eclectic East-West fusion of acoustic music this weekend! This concert will involve the sitar, hans veena, acoustic guitar, tabla, drums and Western opera singing. This experimental musical journey is influenced by traditional India Raagas while popular Indian and Western music will be in the line-up. The performers are all acclaimed musicians in their respective fields – Bhoopal P., Ramanan V., Srinivas Patnaik, Jit Seng Lee, Lakshmanan Senthi and Leslie Tay.

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HDB PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS & WALKS

10 Feb – 17 Mar 2018
Woodlands Town Garden

Learn from professional photographers how to take beautiful photographs with this four-part workshop where you’ll be learning about the art of portraiture photography, smartphone and natural light photography, street style photograph and being a hypebeast on Instagram. If you’re totally digging the photographs you take after this workshop, you can also sign-up for ‘Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands’ Photography Competition 2018 and stand to win up to $2,500!

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LIU HOCK SENG: PASSING TIME

8 Feb – 11 March 2018, 11am – 7pm
Objectifs (155 Middle Road)

History comes alive with this exhibition, which features 30 evocative black and white photographs of Singapore during the 1960s to 1970s. Taken by self-taught photographer Liu Hock Seng who would take photos while cycling to work, these images capture daily life from a bygone era intimately with shots of the Merdeka Bridge, the old Tanah Merah Village and Redhill brick factory. This is the 80-year-old office cleaner’s first solo exhibition.

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PRESSPLAY5

11 Feb – 10 Mar 2018
Libraries islandwide

This annual arts festival just for youths provides plenty of opportunities to discover and connect with the arts. In its fifth run, this year’s PRESSPLAY5 focuses on childhood nostalgia from the 80s and 90s. Journey with local studios, artists and musicians with workshops such as “Makeplay – Linocut Peranakan Printing” (11 Feb 2pm -4pm, Tampines Regional Library), live performances such as “Airplay x Noise – Shak & The Baits” (24 Feb, 6pm – 7pm, Central Public Library) and artist talks such as “ArtistAnonymous – Designers” (4 Mar, 2pm – 3pm, library@Orchard).

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